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Feature: Spotlight on Theatre Delicatessen

30th January 2014

Delicatessen’s current building, Marylebone Gardens, is like being backstage of the biggest show you’ve never seen. Each corner of the building’s 45,000 square feet is being made use of, as artists’ studios, rehearsal spaces or in an immersive piece of theatre. Theatre Delicatessen – whose Artistic Directors, Roland Smith and Jess Brewster have turned the former home of BBC Radio London into a temporary hub for the arts, ahead of the site’s redevelopment. And what a hub it is. Downstairs, a gallery is being constructed to host two exhibitions in the next few months. Last year it was a studio theatre. This is the type of space Theatre Delicatessen run – flexible and open to any artist with a bright idea.

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Bexhill Playhouse secures funding from Government Community Assets Fund

30th January 2014

Community buildings have benefited from £5.5 million government boost to help them reopen to the public or improve their existing use. Each community asset will receive between £100,000 and £500,000 from a £5.5 million Department for Communities and Local Government community assets fund, managed by the Social Investment Business Group.

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Three arrested over Leeds Grand and Opera House fraud claims

30th January 2014

Read more in The Stage
Three arrested over Leeds Grand and Opera House fraud claims
Published: 30 January 2014


Plans to replace Cumbernauld Theatre

29th January 2014

Read more at Cumbernauld News
Plans to replace Cumbernauld Theatre
Published: 29 January 2014


Society of London Theatre reports record Box Office attendances and revenue for 2013

29th January 2014

The Society of London Theatre’s 2013 Box Office figures, published today (29 January 2014), show record ticket revenue and attendances. Overall attendances increased 4% to 14,587,276 and gross sales of £585,506,455 were up 11% compared to 2012, generating VAT receipts for the Treasury of £97,584,409.

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Press release: Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

29th January 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. Awards are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

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Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant

28th January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant
Published: 28 January 2014


Capital funding announced for 12 Scottish arts and culture organisations

28th January 2014

Creative Scotland is pleased to announce today £9.4m of funding, set aside for 12 arts and culture organisations across Scotland, through the Large Capital Programme.

The recipients of these significant awards, ranging from £0.1m to £1.5m are Aberdeen Music Hall and Woodend Barn in Aberdeenshire; Hospitalfield near Arbroath; the Artist Centre at Cove Park, Dunoon Burgh Hall and NVA’s project at St. Peter’s Seminary in Argyll & Bute; the Fruitmarket and Collective Galleries in Edinburgh; the Citizens Theatre, Tramway, Glasgow Film Theatre, Woodlands Community project and Wasps Artists’ Studios Creation Centre at the Briggait in Glasgow.

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Hinckley residents plan to save 1920s theatre

27th January 2014

Read more at BBC News Leicester
Hinckley residents plan to save 1920s theatre
Published: 27 February 2014


Behind the scenes of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

27th January 2014

The much-loved theatre complex in the heart of Shrewsbury has been dramatically transformed into a £10.5 million museum and art gallery, which will open a new chapter in the history of the centuries-old site. We’ve been given a sneak preview of the new-look building which has remained virtually out of public view for more than five years. And the results are stunning. Gone are the dark carpets, blacked-out windows and deep red walls of its theatre heyday. Instead, the labyrinth of corridors and the vast auditorium of the Music Hall have been opened up to allow natural light to flood in.

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